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The Blonde Captive (1931)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Thriller  -  30 December 1931 (USA)
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An expedition is sent into the rugged Australian outback to search for a lost white woman.

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An expedition is sent into the rugged Australian outback to search for a lost white woman.

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The thousand miles they traveled in search of living descendants of Ancient Man - And there, among savages, they found - The Blonde Captive! (original poster) See more »


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"The Weird Surprise"
11 January 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

For the first 5 minutes of this one we have Lowell Thomas (the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous) running on about Neanderthals to a group of nameless men in a sort of round table discussion. At this point I was seriously considering turning the movie off since it didn't match the description I had read at all. But I stuck with it and what followed after was a bland travelogue, narrated by Lowell, about various tribal cultures around the world. For those interested there was a lot of National Geographic-type female nudity. The story of a white woman and her son living with an Aboriginal tribe in Australia doesn't get underway until the last ten minutes. It's completely fabricated and not worth the wait. If you're expecting something campy or titillating, look elsewhere. Overall I think this film would only be enjoyed by people with an interest in history and anthropology. There were quite a few unintentional laughs for me, particularly Lowell's use of the word "gigolos" in a couple of instances. It's pretty racist as well, as might be expected given the time period. Ultimately I found it pretty boring and had I not been killing time at 2AM I wouldn't have subjected myself to it.


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